Uncle John's Band-> Playin' In The Band-> Uncle John's Band, Me & My Uncle-> Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Samson & Delilah, Easy To Love You-> Althea-> Looks Like Rain-> Deal Feel Like A Stranger, Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Black Peter-> Sugar Magnolia, E:Alabama Getaway-> E: Brokedown Palace
FOB Senn 421's> Nak 550 Cm> DAT> CD> EAC> Soundforge4> SHN; Recorded By Rob Eaton; includes alternate AUD patches (see info for notes and flaws); stemming from DNC tree Round 9 (1/01); via Tome
Reviewer:The TRUE Bucky -
February 15, 2014 Subject:
Dissappointing After The Drums
I too flew in from CT after the high expectations of Spring tour sparking thoughts of breakouts like... Dark Star? St Stephen?
The previous day, the highlight was a lost Sailor > Saint jam that to my memory, hinted at the possibility of Dark Star or St. Stephen - oh, to be a newbie & naive!
Today, the opening was just fantastic, leaving me thinking we might be in for either of those songs in set II, as the rest of the first set was no slouch either, with the aforementioned Samson being more 2nd set material in set I.
Does anyone recall the great Looks Like Rain where folks were throwing small amounts of the free water coming out of the hoses up in the air?
The thing that killed this (and many other shows) was the Saint of Circumstanstance out of the drums. Talk about an out of place energy killer.
I do recall Eyes & moreso Sugar Mag being great that day, but the unshakable feeling that things just didn't stand up expectations after that great opening.
Oh well, for us back East, great things were waiting starting on 8/29.......
BTW: Warren Zevon even introduced the band exactly, word for word:
"The jaguar on lead guitar, Joe Smith (whoever)."
Too funny by day 2.......
Reviewer:Mind Wondrin -
May 9, 2008 Subject:
Gimli sez his stuff will dwarf u
Conventional wisdom has always said that the second Folsom show was better and subjectively it has a curious, slightly historical setlist, but as far as listening to shows goes, the 1st day was better, imo. Note: I downloaded the other copy of this show because it sounded slightly better.
June 9, 2007 Subject:
Uncle Phil's Band
Wow. Phil is really inspired in this UJB. He starts it himself and plays a while before the rest of the band joins him. Then, during the song, he bass jams it very interestingly.
December 2, 2006 Subject:
Sounds good, and this was a great day. Launching into Uncle John's Playin' first set made it feel like the previous day had never ended. And I think this was the third day with Warren Zevon, bless his soul, opening with the same set, same banter, same jokes, and the audience barking the punch lines! Guess he didn't know we would all be out there day after day. The band was on about the ten yard line playing into the horseshoe and using only a fraction of the stadium to make it like a Greek theater. 15 down and 15 to go!
November 7, 2006 Subject:
Has to be one of the best Auds I have ever heard
Te show has a unique opener and stays great all the way through- a true sleeper of a show. You should check it out.
September 8, 2006 Subject:
I too travelled from Vermont (UVM) to see these shows and was not disappointed in the least. Over the years I came to realize it is not what they play but how they play it that matters. 1st set opens UJB/Playin....Sampson in the MIDDLE OF THE 1ST SET!!!!! Nothing wrong with those selections...but like I say the band was hot so it really did not matter what they played. Tenn Jed on fire...Uncle mexicali great vocals. Easy to love you awesome. 2 Encores with a Smokin Alabama (the only 4/4 rocker Garcia ever wrote). Yeah there were some repeats....they were promoting an album!!!! I think we got a little spoiled at times. I saw about 75 shows between 78 and 91 and this was one of the finest.
In general these shows were somewhat dissapointing. I had travelled all the way from Vermont for these shows and to see the boys repeat so many songs in the two nights was a let down. The highlight was, of course, the Uncle john's >Playin>Uncle John's openeer. Phil was booming the whole show. Does anyone else remembeer the Helicopter flying over the stadium and dropping down some baggies and joints? it was either at this show or the day before.
How many shows on this whole site have opened with Uncle Johns? Let alone UJB>plyn>UJB the answer is none. This show is great and worth it for Tenn Jed or Sampson alone. Great Est>Eyes but fades a notch after that...
Reviewer:nogo postal -
December 23, 2004 Subject:
Breakin the Sound Barrier
is in the year Boulder passed an ordinance on DB max..The Dead as part of their 15th anniv run broke that DB limit the previous day during deal..on this day it was Parent Day...prospective students and their families were everywhere...needless to say the scene freaked out the folks and encouraged the kids..Zevon was right on both days..a lot of repeats from the privious day...grab the streams from both...
November 22, 2004 Subject:
This was the day we laughed Zevon off the stage...
I rememeber this one - it was actually held in the Horseshoe, which is when they close off the south end of Folsom Field. So, you have just the infield, and then rows of seats up.
Warren Zevon was the opening act, and the first day, it was cool. Well, the first day was like a pregnant yak - no one really got off, everything was waiting. But, Warren was cool.
The next day, we had Qualudes for breakfast, and head up to the show. This little dude, looked like Gimli from the Lord of the Rings, he was selling Sorcerer Micky Mouse blotter, and it was the real deal. Zevon came out, and did the same exact show, down to the jokes. Well, we were booing and cussing at him - I guess no one warned him. But, you know, he was a consumate professional - came back, did his encore, and split the stage.
Well, I am on the middle right, about maybe fifteen "rows" back, and I see Garcia coming out, laughing his ass off. He set his Heinikin on his amp, and Uncle John's Band starts. I have not yet listened to this recording, but the day? It was magic.